Photo & Recap: Brendon Bauman
JACKSONVILLE, Illinois – In perhaps one of the most exciting A-Mains of the 2021 Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series feature events, Jake Neuman added another victory on the season.
Neuman overtook front row starter Jacob Patton and battled with Noah Gass, for most of the 25-Lap affair. At one point, Gass squeezed past Neuman to take the top spot, only to have the favor returned. While working through heavy lapped traffic, Neuman struggled to pull away, allowing Gass and others to close in.
Approaching the checkered flag in an event that would have been flag-to-flag, Gass made a desperate attempt to overtake Jake Neuman for the win, resulting in a violent accident sending him upside down and relinquishing his second-place position. Following the melee in turn four, remaining competitors then returned to action for a one lap shootout.
Neuman led the field back to the green and white flag and never once was challenged as he paved the way to his second career Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series feature event. Tenth-starting Joe B. Miller, piloting the NineSix Motorsports no. 96 advanced eight positions to score a second place finish. Ryan Bunton, Jason Keith and Jacob Patton rounded out the top five.
“This one means alot, everything that the Schuh family has done to get this race put together is awesome. I’m glad that we were able to win this race in honor of Carolyn, a long-time supporter of my racing program”, said Neuman in victory lane.
The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will travel north to the Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, September 11 for the 34th Annual Tom Knowles Memorial. Saturday’s event marks the twelfth visit for the series to the ⅜-mile Illinois oval. POWRi National Midgets, USAC/IMRA SPEED2 Midgets and DIRTcar Modifieds will be on the card as well.
Jake Neuman, 2. Joe B. Miller, 3. Ryan Bunton, 4. Jason Keith, 5. Jacob Patton, 6. Robbie Standridge, 7. Jeremy Standridge, 8. Ayrton Gennetten, 9. Chris Urish, 10. Zach Daum, 11. Kameron Key, 12. Caden Englehart, 13. Landon Simon, 14. Brayton Lynch, 15. Riley Goodno, 16. Cory Bruns, 17. Dylan Tuxhorn, 18. Noah Gass, 19. Austin O’Dell, 20. Paul Nienhiser, 21. Terry Babb.